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. illinois democrat dick durbin and arizona republican jeff flake. >> ifill: then we turn to conflicts in three places around the world beginning with a renewed wave of unrest in egypt that's left more than 50 people dead. >> woodruff: from israel margaret warner reports on fears of islamic militants and chemical weapons just over the border. >> warner: with conflict raging inside syria, israel's taking no chances. it's now fortifying the security barrier behind me to guard against any dangers that may arise. >> ifill: and from mali, lindsay hilsum has a story of celebration as french and local forces push north to capture two key towns.
stevens, i would have relieved you of your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> ifill: democrat dick durbin of illinois accused republicans of applying a double standard. >> i do want to make one point for the record here about whether the american people are told everything right away, in the right way, so that they can be fully informed. and i'd like to refer to five words for them to reflect on: iraqi weapons of mass destruction. we were told by every level of government here there were iraqi weapons of mass destruction that justified a war, the invasion of the united states. we are still searching for those weapons. they didn't exist. thousands of americans lost their lives. we could have a hearing on that if you'd like. >> ifill: while the benghazi attack was the main focus, secretary clinton also turned her attention to upheaval elsewhere in north africa. >> benghazi did not happen in a vacuum. the arab revolutions have scrambled power dynamics and shattered security forces across the region. instability in mali has created an expanding safe haven for terrorists who look to extend the
like to thank the democratic leader dick durbin. there has not been anyone in america who has fought harder for the so-called dreamers that -- than dick durbin has. and he will continue to be -- have the gratitude of many americans. my friend senator rubio who obviously is a new but incredibly important voice in this whole issue of immigration reform, senator menendez also played a key role and, of course, senator graham, who is uncharacteristically absent from this gathering. as senator schumer mentioned, it is the first step in what will continue to be difficult, but achievable. and i don't think i have to remind anyone the last major attempt was over six years ago. now we will again attempt to commit the remaining resources needed to secure the border, modernize and streamline our current immigration system, and create a tough but fair path to citizenship for those here illegally. and i would like to testify again, security situation, along the southwest border, is not perfect. there remains several areas, particularly in arizona, where people's homes are being invaded, where drug
senator dick durbin. i'll turn here because the vice president going to be pulling up right behind me. it's a prayer service. they get a chance to reflect a little bit at the start of this new term. our own chris wallace sat down with the recollector here, reverend dr. lewis leon. he is someone who says look, this is a great tradition because it gives the new president or reelected president a chance to reflect, pause. you can see right behind me we're going to have -- i'm going to let you see -- actually it's the obama motorcade. the bidens must be on the other side. there is the president of the united states right there. mrs. obama coming out. and their family walked in earlier. we can see their daughters coming around the corner, about to meet up with the president and first lady. there is the first lady's mother. mrs. robinson. they're going to be walking in together. they're going to meet with the recollector right there on the way in. this is a chance for the first family to worship right here and get a chance to start the second term off with a little bit of prayer, a little bit o
the nation's immigration system. illinois democrat dick durbin is one of the senators. he says the stars have finally aligned on this major issue. >> we have virtually been going for maybe 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that's unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> reporter: the plan laid out in this five-page document put together by a gang of eight senators would overhaul the immigration system. the plan includes a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country. it would require those with no serious criminal background to register with the government, pay a fine and back taxes, but not before federal authorities put more unmanned drones and agents along the border. the plan also includes a guest worker program that loosens restrictions for people who work in the agricultural industry as well as the children of illegal immigrants. democratic senator robert menendez helped draft the proposal. >> first of all, americans support it in poll after poll. secondly latino voters expect it
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